Best Junior Club Person

Ted Anderson Award

The Ted Anderson Award was established during the Centenary Season to acknowledge a man who made a quite exceptional contribution to the development of junior cricket at Hampton. Ted Anderson stood out as someone who revolutionised junior cricket coaching at Hampton. He implemented a junior development program that set the standard for the next twenty years and the number of successful senior players who have graduated from Ted’s school is testament to his skill and dedication.

The Ted Anderson Award has been designed to recall one particular season when Ted coached all three junior eleven’s to “A” Grade premierships, a feat not equalled in the CMCA before or since. The trophy will be awarded annually to the person ajudged by the Committee to have made an exceptional contribution to the Junior Section of the Club.

Previous Winners

2007-08Mark Anderson / Nigel Hutton2008-09John Dennison 
2009-10Colin Park    2010-11Mark Anderson 
2011-12Matt Kenny 2012-13Matt Kenny 
2013-14William Peet   2014-15Louise Bascombe 
2015-16Glenn Finkelde2016-17Paul Bowden 
2017-18Alex Roney2018-19David Lever
2019-20Anthony Gillbee2020-21Michael Curtis

Ted Anderson

Ted first played at the Club from 1952 to 58 as an attacking batsman, off spin bowler and an outstanding fielder in the 1st XI.  He returned to the club in 1978 playing a few games in the lower XIs including taking 10/21 in one match for the 6th XI.  His greatest achievement however was in reshaping the junior section.  Ted took charge of the junior development program and implemented a disciplined but highly empowering approach to coaching juniors. Many would comment that Ted revolutionised junior coaching.  In his first year the Under 16s won their first ever flag and in 1983-84 Hampton achieved the near impossible – triple A grade flags for the U12, U14 and U16s.  Many future great Hampton players emerged during Ted’s tenure including Clint Ferguson, Brendan Curry, Paul Chernikeeff, Gary Hetherington and Sam Kenny.  Ted left a great legacy that is the foundation for the success of our excellent current junior program.